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Thanks for the memories!

March 5, 2013

Hal & Yvonne Davis – From Katie Rollins’ Weekly News

One final Community Art Exhibit will be on display this Friday March 8 at The Paint Lick Community Arts Center.  An opening reception will be held from 5:30 -8:30 pm with an exhibit of the latest paintings and drawings by Hal Davis’ adult and youth students. Refreshments will be available and live music by the “Flute Trio, Appalachian Aires”  will be provided.This is the FINAL exhibit at the center running through March 24 when the Davis’ plan on closing the doors to the Arts Center.  They are returning to their home in Indiana.   They will be surely be missed in the Paint Lick community.
 
 Plan to attend this opening reception beginning this Friday  as the center will be “open only” on Fridays and Saturdays for the exhibit show.     A Chair Bottom Workshop is scheduled for Mar. 15 at the Center with Instructor Ruth Cross.   From 1–4 pm, you can learn to “cane a chair” . The fee is $25. 
If you have a FB page, find Friends of Paint Lick & friend us. Most of our updates are posted there now.
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20 Years of Change?

September 7, 2011

The More things Change, the More they stay the Same!

Somehow we missed among other things, the 20th anniversary in July of this article about one of our beloved volunteers at Friends. Katie Rollins is actually much more than a “volunteer”. In so many ways she represents the soul & spirit of Friends of Paint Lick and the legacy of Dean Cornett.

We thought about adding a picture of Katie, but couldn’t decide if it should be a picture from 20 years ago or a more recent one. So for now at least we’ll go without one. Katie has changed (for the better) her appearance & a lot more. Maybe the word ‘experience’ would be better than change. She would be the first to say she is a lot wiser!

The Village of Paint Lick has changed the most in those same 20 years. Take time to read this article as it appeared in the New York Times, July 1991. Economic crunch is still with us; Uncle Tom’s is gone; thanks to Dr. John & his staff at the clinic, the healthcare in Paint Lick is dramatically improved.

As we remember the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this week try to include all the good things before and after which will surely give us all a better perspective.

Realted Post: Christian Ministry in a post 9/11 world.

Celebrating Christmas early

December 3, 2010

Tomorrow is Christmas In The Village at Paint Lick

There are still lots of Raffle tickets available. The raffle along with all the gifts for the children, is a BIG part of tomorrows festivities. The Raffle prizes were on display earlier at the Oktober Fest. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have some great items that will be given away. The proceeds from the sale of the raffle tickets goes into the general operating fund here at Friends, which helps us all year.

Let me just add a note about one of the most recent prizes that was added this year thanks to the members of The Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club.

A one year membership will be raffled tomorrow which represents a valuable gift not only in monetary terms, but in terms of affording the winner the opportunity to be a part of the 2011 activities of one of the few Paint Lick social clubs dedicated to the whole community. Do yourself (and us) a favor and put some of your raffle tickets into this. Be sure to see previous posts for time and info about tomorrow.

CHRISTMAS in OUR VILLAGE

Friends of PL Recycles.

November 17, 2010

 

Portable Recycle Bins

Friends of Paint Lick, Inc. Friends has always been about recycling. Thanks to Karla Sefcak, here’s good news for Lincoln/Garrard counties: Tue. 11/16 there was a reception and unveiling of new equipment, purchased with`2010 grant money, that will help streamline and make our recycling process more efficient.

In the album(click for slide show): 1) Bailer 2) Conv…eyor belt – sort/separate paper 3) Permanent recycling containers: each county now has four Permanent Recycling Collection Points , in addition to their main Recycling Centers . These containers will be changed out when full, loaded on the trailer and taken back to the processing Recycling Center and emptied.

Garrard County’s collection points will be: Camp Dick Fire Station #3,, The Convenience Center, The Garrard County Fair Grounds, and Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club. Questions? Please call Chris Thomason SWM Area Coordinator @. 859-339-3233.

Saying goodbye is hard to do

May 20, 2010

At Paint Lick we say goodbye to a landmark.

Katie will remember the good days at Uncle Tom's

 (see original story of September 2009 fire-Richmond Register)

by Katie Rollins

 It’s been a busy week here in Paint Lick with the remains of
the old restaurant being shoveled down and removed from the corner of this little village. I look at that old place and I see a landmark, the physical part now gone but with lots of happenings in days past that I’ll always treasure.  The people who passed through Paint Lick “on their way to who knows where” and the many farmers, their families and friends and just about anybody who came down the road would stop in and ask,  “just what is this place”?  Most of them… strangers, who, I am sure, would have a story to tell upon their return to wherever and when they came. 

As  I was going to work this morning, I dropped a letter in to Clyde at the post office. He was smiling and my!  how good that made me feel!  Then Don Weber from Handcraft Woodworks in the old Calico and Brown Building came through the door of the post office and he too was smiling. Both Clyde and Don are working hard to make their places liveable again by keeping a positive outlook.  Then as I  was leaving,  I stopped in to tell the girls how good it looked to see lights on at The First Southern National Bank.  And it did look brighter.  Just as the sun comes up every day,  the people of Paint Lick will also take on a new day, one day at a time.  Thanks to all of you for making my Monday morning go a whole lot better.   

The  Potluck for the big Paint Lick family and friends reunion will be held this Saturday evening.  Hopefully, many of you will come and share supper as we gather  among friends.  Everyone is welcome at the Paint Lick Firehouse between the hours of  6-8 pm.    I will do all I possibly can to help with  this event and  I will look forward to  some really good food.  

 The Friends of Paint Lick “start of summer” yard sale will be held on Saturday, June 12, starting at 8:30 am. or earlier.

Don’t count us out just yet.

May 7, 2010

The flood has us down, but working hard to get up.     In 2006, the Lexington Herald-Leader ran a feature on our village of Paint Lick and entitled it “Don’t count it out “. Four years and one big flood later has some of our first generation residents worried about the village they have come to love. Debbie Parker has worked harder this week at Friends than most anyone. Loraine came home Monday singing her praises and saying what a God-send she was. Yesterday she showed me something she had sat down and written to share the burden of her heart.      

Debbie (on the right) sorting the wet clothes with Janet.

By Deborah Parker- May 5, 2010 

IT IS NOW THREE DAYS since the flood and I’m thinking, “ Will this be the nail in the coffin of our little town of Paint Lick”? 
 
I moved to this community known as Paint Lick in February, 1960, from the coal fields of Harlan County. My dad was a coal miner. It was a thriving community of three grocery stores, a post office, the mill, Peoples Bank, two service stations, a restaurant, the Sportsmen’s club Eva Lee’s beauty shop, Earl Nave’s barber shop, J.R. Television repair. . .just to name a few of the one’s from the memories of a young child. As the years went by there have been numerous floods,fires, and tornadoes that caused changes both good and bad. The bad economy almost got us in the eighty’s, but still our heart was beating strong. We lost the Ashland station about this time. We are a community that cares about each other. When a tragedy happens, the people of Paint Lick are there lending a helping hand. Rumors began to circulate that we were losing our post office, but thank God, at least for now we still have her.
  
 In the late ’80s and early ’90s we lost the grocery stores of Calico and Brown, and Herlin McQuerry’s.The mill is long gone. About that time, The Friend’s of Paint Lick was formed by Dean Cornett who was also responsible for praying Doctor John Belanger to Paint Lick. He and his staff has provided us with the Family clinic which also suffered extensive damage. The bank changed to First Southern and we got a world-class wood shop in the person of Don Weber. He came to us from Wales via California, in an old green Chevrolet truck. Don has brought national attention (television) to Paint Lick. Of course it was Dean Cornett as one of President George Bush, Sr’s, “Point of Lights” recipient that first gained national attention for Paint Lick.
 
 So many people who have been a vital part of our community are no longer with us: Joe and Helen Adams, Dud and Eva Lee Hurte, Charlie and Maxine Brown, Franklin Dillion, Lucien, Geneva, and Ralph Starnes, Maggie and Otis Gooch, Jessie and Gladys Miller, Rudy Hensley, and others too numerous to list here. All are still remembered as a vital part of our heritage. Now we are in the twenty-first century and we have lost our restaurant to a fire and no longer have a station that sells gas. The days of the post office is on it’s way out.
 
 I guess what I’ve been trying to say is that the heartbeat of Paint Lick seems to be fading. Only we, the community can act as a defibulator to shock it back to a healthy condition. I don’t want Paint Lick to just be a memory. We dare not let this flood be the occasion that delivers the death toll. Let’s do something, whatever it takes to show there is still life here where we live, play, and work. I care deeply about my community and am willing to join others to get the heartbeat strong and dynamic.
 
As the saying on Dean Cornett’s truck reminded everyone that saw it- “Press on Regardless!” Let that be our rally cry as we work together to bring back the life-force to Paint Lick.
  Related article in 1991 New York Times about Katie Rollins and the hard times Debbie speaks of in the ’80s in Paint Lick.

Garrard County 2010

December 30, 2009

Filled with Hope For the New Year.

Time for one more post this year from all of us at Friends of Paint Lick. Though we straddle two counties on the banks of Paint Lick Creek, the village of Paint Lick officially turns to the courthouse in Lancaster for all legal matters. We’re thankful for Garrard County and are filled with hope for better things to come in 2010. My father would have been 100 in 2010 if he had lived five more years, so you can be sure it will be a special year of celebration for my family.  

So happy New Year to all our friends wherever you are- to Linda in Missouri with Dee. Thank you especially to all who donated items to Friends of Paint Lick and partnered with the volunteers to serve many grateful neighbors and their families in 2009. Looking forward to seeing you in the New Year, you’re welcome at any time in Paint Lick, Garrard County Kentucky.

Turkey Calling Contest

September 20, 2009
Deborah Messenger of Paint Lick Sportsman Club w/ Champion

Deborah Messenger of Paint Lick Sportsman Club w/ Champion and runners-up

Congratulations to Deborah Messenger and the Paint Lick Sportsmans Club for the 1st Annual Turkey Calling Contest, held in Lancaster, September 12th. Mark Hurte is shown with the winners, but you will have to read the story to see who the Champion was (in case you didn’t attend). Go here to read full story on Sportsmans Club blog.

Are You on Facebook?

September 17, 2009

Friends of Paint Lick now has a page on Facebook.

One More way to stay in touch with FRIENDS

One More way to stay in touch with FRIENDS

If you have a Facebook account, click on the picture and check out the New Friends of Paint Lick page. Become a “fan” and start a conversation about our little village.

Loraine Todd of Friends is responsible for this latest project. She started it after noticing some visits to our Blog from Facebook accounts. So don’t be bashful, please come forward and show Loraine you are a big FAN of Friends. 

It takes a Village

September 16, 2009
Our Village is a beautiful mosaic

Our Village is a beautiful mosaic

 

The Village of Paint Lick is made up of all kinds of diverse and talented folks. And the Friends of Paint Lick reflects this diverse contribution in just about everything that gets done around here. It is like the mosaic of an artist that depends on each individual contribution to the design that is literally taking shape before his eyes. Piece by piece it goes together to form a work of art and beauty.

A lot of diverse pieces come together in the work that makes our village of Paint Lick what it is becoming and that certainly includes the precious pieces that have now moved on to the heavenly village. Likewise a number of folks-all volunteers, are working together to contribute to a dream, a pattern, or design, that makes Friends of Paint Link, Inc., what it is today. Most of these “pieces” and their contribution go all but unnamed and that’s just the way they like it. But on this topic, one of the things we desire to do is mention as many as we can in addition to the members of the Board of Directors, that hold us accountable to our charitable charter, and those that regularly staff the weekly routine at the building. 

For starters why not mention a man that has helped behind the scenes in a number of ways and is always there when you need him. Bob Baker, who lives in the area (40461 zip), took on several projects when we were remodeling our building including building the book shelves in the library (a future post). Bob also helps us with the computers from time to time. He is one of those diverse individual pieces that has contributed to the whole and we are very grateful. Even now he is plugging the new blog over on his Landscaping business– B&B Landscape and Designs.

There are many others like Bob, and without seeming to “plug” any local businesses, we hope it won’t be out of line to mention them by name on this blog. If you will go to the link at B&B, you’ll see Friends listed under “Favorite links” as well as some of our Paint Lick neighbors. And if you think your piece is not needed and wanted in making our Village strong and vibrant for the new millenium, think again. The rest of us need you and your contribution.